Guinea Worm and the ABCs: What Can Education Learn from Health?

Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated from the earth—only a few cases remain. In some eradication efforts, it has become so difficult to find new cases, that data informants are paid more and more (see amounts here) to report the cases that remain: fewer cases, higher reward for finding one. The disease is being wiped out through scarcity-induced reporting incentives.